Reports were normally prepared on the various monitoring procedures carried out on chemical products.
national fertiliser campaign
As part of a national campaign, 50 mineral phosphate fertilizers were tested.
The product declarations and the ingredients largely complied with the legal requirements.
Treated Articles - First European Enforcement Project of the Subgroup of the Forum for the BPR
The first enforcement project of the Subgroup of the Forum for the BPR covered treated articles. Switzerland was also allowed to participate in this project. It showed that there is a need for action in the labelling of treated articles.
Objects containing substances of very high concern
Poor compliance with duty to provide information
Substances subject to authorisation
Notification duty is being ignored
Review of aerosol dispensers on the Swiss market
As part of monitoring the market, the federal and cantonal enforcement authorities checked whether the relevant chemical legislation were being observed in this area.
Summary project report disinfectants (COVID-19)
Summary of the project report on the examination of disinfectants (COVID-19)
Market control of heavy metals in electrical and electronic equipment III "Small electronic equipment"
As part of a coordinated 2018 market survey, numerous small electronic devices (and the batteries they contained) in Switzerland and Liechtenstein were examined for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) and cadmium (Cd) as well as certain marking elements.
Biocidal products in facade coatings campaign
Facade products such as paint, wood varnishes and plaster were analysed for several relevant active substances and products were evaluated in terms of the chemicals legislation. Encapsulated active substances were also analytically examinated.
Enforcement project on biocidal products
Report on the monitoring of biocidal products in 2017 and 2018
Project report on the concentration of DEET in products used on human skin
Repellents containing DEET applied to human skin were analyzed for the concentration of the active substance. The results were compared to the results obtained with wood preservatives.
Project report DEET (PDF, 943 kB, 09.08.2019)The report is only available in French with summary in English
Plant protection products 2018
Report on tests carried out on plant protection products in 2018
Project report on the examination of scented candles (German version)
Report: Arsen in stuffed animal specimens
Up until the 1980s, (stuffed) animal specimens, often found in teaching and display collections, were treated with arsenic trioxide and mercury-containing biocides, as well as other biocides, to protect them from insect pests. The actual health risk posed to teachers and pupils was examined by simulating different teaching scenarios.
Arsen in Tierpräparaten (PDF, 2 MB, 25.02.2019)The report is available in German with summary in English
Camping / outdoor and leisure sector
The aim of the campaign for the nationwide testing of chemicals in the camping / outdoor and leisure sector is to ensure the uniform enforcement of chemicals legislation to identify and remedy shortcomings in the specialist retail sector.
Plant protection products 2017
Report on tests carried out on plant protection products in 2017
Specialist knowledge for chemical sales 2016 - 2017
The full project report is only available in German. Summaries are available in French and Italien
Project report Biocidal substances in texiles
The textiles were checked for their treatment with biocidal active substances and the correct declaration.
Projektbericht Biozide Wirkstoffe in Textilien (PDF, 551 kB, 20.03.2018)available in German and French
Project Report: Plant protection products market control pre-campaign
Project Report Lamp Oils
Many lamp oils present an aspiration hazard and can cause heavy health damage if swallowed. Fortunately, all products controlled in Switzerland are correctly labelled and packaged.
Project Report Lamp Oils (PDF, 243 kB, 31.10.2017)available in German, French and Italian
Eurobiocides III in Switzerland : a campaign of the CLEEN network on treated articles
Project report on the labelling of articles treated with biocide substances.
EuroBiocides III in der Schweiz (PDF, 315 kB, 25.07.2017)available only in German and French
Plant protection products 2016
Report on tests carried out on plant protection products in 2016
Project Report Furniture Care Products 2017
Many furniture care products present an aspiration hazard and can cause heavy health damage if swallowed. Nevertheless, the labelling and packaging of more than 50 % of these products are insufficient in Switzerland.
Project Report Liquid Caps 2016
Liquid Caps contain highly concentrated liquid detergents and are very attractive to children. Due to the increasing number of accidents, legal requirements were adopted. These are well respected in Switzerland.
Plant protection products 2015
Report on tests carried out on plant protection products in 2015
Report on the monitoring of biocidal products in 2011 and 2012
MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) 2014 - 2015
Report on the monitoring of MDI-containing products such as polyurethane foams, adhesives and sealants
Solid drain cleaners (verification of self-monitoring) 2013 - 2015
Verification of self-monitoring by the responsible marketers of strongly corrosive solid drain cleaners
Hydrofluoric acid 2012-2013
Report on the testing of products containing hydrofluoric acid
National campaign for the analysis of polyfluorinated chemicals in fire extinguishing foams and impregnating agents 2013 - 2015
Plant protection products 2014
Report on tests carried out on plant protection products in 2014
Plant protection products 2013
Report on tests carried out on plant protection products in 2013
Market monitoring of heavy metals in electrical and electronic devices II "Fluorescent lamps"
2011 - 2014
Report on the monitoring of electrical and electronic equipment (fluorescent lamps) for compliance with heavy metal limits
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in tyres 2012 - 2013
Report on compliance with the limit values of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in tyres
Report on the monitoring of detergents and cleaning agents in cooperation with other European countries.
Plant protection products 2012
Report on tests carried out on plant protection products in 2015Report on tests carried out on plant protection products in 2012
HCB in fireworks 2011
Report on the monitoring of limit values for hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and other substances in fireworks
Oil lamps and lamp oils 2012 - 2013
Report on the monitoring of compliance with the requirements for packaging, labelling and composition of lamp oils as well as safety standards for the design of oil lamps.
Chromate in cement 2013
Report on the monitoring of compliance with limit values of chromate in cement.
Plant protection products 2011
Report on tests carried out on plant protection products in 2011
Heavy metals 2011 - 2012
Report on the monitoring of compliance with limits for heavy metals in electrical and electronic equipment
Report on the monitoring of pest management companies and compliance with training requirements
2009 - 2011
Brake pads 2008 - 2011
Report on the monitoring of compliance with limit values for heavy metals in automotive brake pads
Products containing chlorinated paraffins (verification of self-monitoring) 2009 - 2011
Verification of self-monitoring by the responsible marketers of products containing chlorinated paraffins
Plant protection products 2010
Report on tests carried out on plant protection products in 2010
Campaign pepper sprays 2010
Report on monitoring the composition of pepper sprays and appropriate advice on issuing them
Plant protection products 2009
Report on tests carried out on plant protection products in 2009
Last modification 30.04.2020